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Kathryn Hackett King

Kathryn Hackett King

Associate| Phoenix


Kathryn Hackett King’s practice is concentrated in labor and employment litigation. She represents and counsels employers on a broad range of labor and employment matters, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, employee leave, workplace accommodations, drug testing, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, unfair labor practices, plant closures and layoffs, and other employment matters.

Kathryn has experience representing clients in both state and federal court, in mediation and arbitration, and before state and federal administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Department of Labor, and National Labor Relations Board. She regularly drafts employer policies, employment handbooks, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements. Kathryn has also conducted investigations into claims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and has provided preventative employer training aimed at preventing such claims.

  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D. 2006)
    • Academic Dean's List
    • Recipient of the Andrew Silverman Third-Year Student Community Service Award
    • Note and Comment Editor, The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
    • First Year Representative and Delegate-At-Large, Student Bar Association
    • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Duke University (B.A., Political Science, 2003)
    • Academic Dean's List
    • Kappa Alpha Theta, President
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Employment and Labor Law Section, CLE Committee (2011-present)
  • Arizona Healthcare Human Resources Association (AHHRA), Member
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, Employment & Labor (2013-2014)
  • Consumer Litigator of the Year Award, Volunteer Lawyers Program (2011)
  • Best in Class, St. Francis Xavier School (2011)
  • Arizona Town Hall, Recorder (2010)
  • Xavier College Preparatory
    • Class Agent (2012-present)
    • Alumnae Association Steering Committee (2010-2012)
  • University of Arizona Law College Association
    • Board Member, Tucson, Arizona (2008-present)
    • Recent Graduate Committee, Chair, Phoenix, Arizona (2008-2011)
  • Catholic Charities Community Services, Life Skills Trainer, Phoenix, Arizona (2006-2008)
  • CASA Support Council for Pima County, Board of Directors, Tucson, Arizona (2004-2006)
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Michael D. Ryan (2007-2008)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Legal Fellow (Spring 2005)
  • Federal District Court of Arizona, Summer Extern to Hon. Earl H. Carroll (2004)